Sapphire has introduced two new miniature motherboards based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs. The new platforms are designed for the most compact highly-integrated machines for industrial and commercial applications.

Sapphire’s NP-FP5 and BP-FP5 compact motherboards feature a 4x4-inch footprint and are based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 APUs, which offer up to four Zen cores, an integrated Radeon Vega GPU, and a TDP of up to 25 W. The actively cooled systems support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory using two SO-DIMMs, feature one M.2 slot for an SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA interface, and one M.2-2230 slot for a Wi-Fi module.

The basic NP-FP5 supports two display outputs (using two mDP 1.4 connectors), one GbE port, and two USB 3.1 connectors (other USB ports can be supported using headers). Meanwhile, the more advanced BP-FP5 also has one SATA 6 Gbps + a SATA power connector, three display outputs (using two DP 1.4 and an HDMI connector), two USB 3.1 ports, two GbE connectors, one header for a RS232/422/485 port and Infineon’s SLB9670 TPM 2.0 on board.

One of the first systems that will use Sapphire’s BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 compact motherboards will be SimpleNUC’s Post Oak (with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B or R1606G APU) and Red Oak (AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G or R1305G APU) UCFF PCs. The company will be offering PCs in various configurations to meet different price and performance targets.

Sapphire's 4x4 Motherboards w/AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs
  NP-FP5 BP-FP5
APU
(Soldered Down)
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 with up to four AMD Zen cores
Graphics AMD Radeon Vega (integrated)
Display Outputs 2 × Mini DisplayPort 1.4 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0
Memory 2 × DDR4 SO-DIMM slots for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Ethernet 1 × GbE 2 × GbE
Storage 1 × M.2-2242/2260 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA) 1 × M.2-2242/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA)
1 × SATA 6 Gbps + SATA Power
Audio 3.5-mm combo audio jack
USB 1 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
Serial Port - 1 × RS232/422/485 header
Wi-Fi M.2-2230 slot
TPM - Infineon SLB9670 TPM2.0 on board
Form-Factor 4 inch × 4 inch

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Source: Sapphire

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  • crazyhandpuppet - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    I also much prefer Intel to Realtek for the NICs but it's been a while since I've encountered actual problems with Realtek NICs with pfSense. Maybe since 2.1 or 2.2. Reply
  • chophshiy - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    The table says HDMI on the BP, but the pictures appear to show 3 x DisplayPort. Reply
  • fred666 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    I don't see the point of these forms factors. Either get a laptop or a real desktop. I don't see the point of going in between. You really can't fit a micro ATX tower? Get a laptop. At least you'll have something portable. Reply
  • kb9fcc - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    For *embedded* applications. Totally different set of users. And no, a micro tower or laptop is not an option. Reply
  • fred666 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Most embedded applications don't require this kind of processing power however.
    Also the connector placement (on both sides of the board) makes it harder to integrate to a product, unless you are going to use harnesses.
    Reply
  • rahvin - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    I don't think you have any understanding of what "embedded applications" means or covers or you wouldn't say that. There are plenty of applications that would benefit from that kind of horsepower in that format. Reply
  • rrinker - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Where do you hang your mini tower on the wall with your digital signage? Where do you put your mini tower next to the CNC machine that it doesn't get filled up with chips and cutting oil? Reply
  • fred666 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    At the same location that you would put this.
    This is not an industrial board by the way.
    Reply
  • schujj07 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Things this size are great for offices, especially if you have multiple monitors on VESA mounts. HP EliteDesk Mini's can be configured to sit behind your monitors on a VESA mount so you use up even less space. Reply
  • fred666 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    you can get a much larger PC than that and still get it VESA mounted Reply

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